Affordable Housing In Jackson County
Illinois

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson County

Carbondale Towers

703 S Rawlings St
Carbondale, IL
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Carbondale Supportive Housing

709 E College St
Carbondale, IL
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

The Fields

700 S Lewis Ln
Carbondale, IL
Subsidized

Big Muddy River Apartments

5 N Shawnee Dr
Murphysboro, IL
HCV Welcome

Murphysboro

233 N 13th St
Murphysboro, IL

Murphysboro

300 N 7th St
Murphysboro, IL

The Villas of Carbondale

New Era Apt
Carbondale, IL
HCV Welcome

Jackson Street Apartments

205 N Wall St
Carbondale, IL
HCV Welcome

Mill Street

810 W Mill St
Carbondale, IL
Subsidized

Prairie Living West

955 Villa Ct
Carbondale, IL
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Jackson County

Housing Authority Programs
Jackson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jackson County, Illinois

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,493 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson County, Illinois. Jackson County features 1,186 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 307 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson County.

Jackson County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,493
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,186
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $33,871 ±$2,317
Median Rent $667 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.5% ± 3.8pp
Total Population 59,534

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson County is a County in Illinois with a population of 59,534. There are 23,390 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 47.69% of households in Jackson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson County

The median gross income for households in Jackson County is $33,871 a year, or $2,823 a month. The median rent for the county is $667 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson County, a household making less than $2,223 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson County.1

Area Median Income In Jackson County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Jackson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Jackson County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Jackson County HUD Rental Assistance in Jackson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Jackson County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 2005, 6 low income apartment communities containing 608 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jackson County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Jackson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
60% of Median $27,900 $31,860 $35,820 $39,780 $43,020 $46,200 $49,380 $52,560

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Jackson County is $35,820 a year, or $2,985 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,985 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $896 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $581 $623 $746 $863 $963 $1,062
60% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
Fair Market Rents in Jackson County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$479 $571 $735 $954 $1,028

Cities In Jackson County

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City Listings Served By
Carbondale 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carbondale is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Grand Tower 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Tower is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Murphysboro 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Murphysboro is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Ava 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ava is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Campbell Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Campbell Hill is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Dowell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dowell is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Elkville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elkville is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Gorham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gorham is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Harrison 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrison is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Makanda 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Makanda is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Vergennes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vergennes is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
De Soto 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves De Soto is the Jackson County Housing Authority.